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Lunch with friends
Most Swedes eat a full meal for lunch every day and most restaurants and cafes serve lunch of some kind.
Photo credit: Karolina Friberg/

Food and drink in Malmö

Malmö is famous in Sweden for the eclectic mix of international food cultures and traditions that come together in this south Sweden city.

New tastes and influences from near and far blend with regional traditions from Skåne such as spettekaka (a local, sugar-based dessert cake baked on a spit), ålagille (eel feasts), gåsamiddag (the annual goose dinner on 10 November), äggakaka (a traditional thick pancake with fried bacon on top), and endless types of marinated herring.

Eating out in the metropolis of Malmö is relaxed and self-indulgent. The focus is on well prepared and local-produce based comfort food with a European influence, more than on advanced fine dining.

Malmö's Michelin-awarded restaurant Vollmers is definitely worth a visit, as well as the highly appreciated Bloom in the Park.

Hip hangouts

Epicuré can be found in the charming “Gamla väster” district, near Gustav Adolfs torg in central Malmö. Epicuré serves Italian delicacies. The menu on the blackboards changes daily, and there are always a few vegetarian options and, of course, fresh pasta. 

Belle Epoque is a modern gastro bistro at trendy Möllevångstorget in Malmö. Belle Epoque serves a variation of pizza called tartes flambées. 

Malmö Saluhall food market

Malmö Saluhall is easy to get to from the central station and is a great place to try local artisan food and drink. Stop for a 'fika' and try a cinnamon bun or sourdough bread from St Jakobs Stenugnsbageri or treat yourself to some chocolates from Chocolatte. Or buy some locally sourced produce from Lanthandel where you can find milk and cream from local dairy farms.

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Food market hall

Malmö Saluhall is a popular food market hall housed in a former freight depot in the city centre of Malmö. Guests will find anything from traditional Swedish food to poké bowls and freshly fried falafel here. The market hall has an interesting architectural design, combing old and new in an impressive way.

Photo: Miriam Preis/

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Food market hall

Photo: Miriam Preis/

Vegetarian curry at Vollmers

Photo: Restaurant Vollmers

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